Collected Stories of William Faulkner Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who shoots Abner Snope?

2. How does Paul de Montigny feel about marrying Elly?

3. Which of the following holidays is Georgie anxiously anticipating in the story "That Will Be Fine"?

4. Before he left the tribe, how was Doom treated by the rest of his tribe?

5. What devastating fact does Pappy find out about the black woman he is in love with?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Dr. Martino?

2. How doesd Ira Ewing's mother react to her resettlement in California?

3. Why is Abner Snope ordered to pay de Spain bushels of corn, and what is Abner's reaction to this order?

4. How do the townsfolk feel about Harrison Blair's hunting style in the story "Foxhunt"?

5. What mysterious events began to occur once Doom arrives back at his Indian tribe?

6. How do lovers Melisandre and Phillip Backhouse meet in the story "My Grandmother Millard and General Bedford and the Battle of Harrykin Creek"?

7. Why are the two Indians in "Red Leaves" searching for their chief's slave?

8. Why do the Indians come to the president's office seeking advice in the story "Lo"?

9. What is life like for Alec Gray after he leaves the Army?

10. How does the Judge realize that he is dead in the story "Beyond"?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The moral of the story "Bear Hunt" is that the past can come back to haunt you. First, explain Lucius Provine's past. Then explain how it came back to haunt him. Finally, explain the lesson Lucius learned through his experiences on the bear hunt.

Essay Topic 2

"A Courtship" tells the tale of two men who are fighting over the hand of the same woman. First, describe each of the woman's suitors. Then explain how the suitors competed with each other and the lesson they learned in the end. Finally, describe how the Indian woman in this story took matters into her own hands, and the effects of her decision.

Essay Topic 3

"Elly" is a classic story about the struggle between old and young. First, describe the way the elderly are depicted in this story and compare/contrast that to the way youth is depicted in this story. Then explain what caused the rift between Elly and her grandmother. Finally, describe the consequences of Elly's youthful antics on the lives of her loved ones.

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